Sharon “Pat” Niemann, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin formerly of Postville, Iowa, May 4, 2018

Sharon B. “Pat” Niemann, 76, of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and formerly of Postville, Iowa died Friday May 4, 2018 at Crossing Rivers Health Center in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Sharon was born December 30, 1941 in Postville, Iowa to Vernas and Beulah (Harris) Meyer. She was baptized April 25, 1943 at the Community Presbyterian Church of Postville. Pat was a 1960 graduate of Postville High School. In 1960 Pat was united in marriage with Dyrl Porterfield and to this union four children were born. They later divorced.

On October 5, 1991 she married Darwin Niemann at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa. For many years Pat worked as a Government inspector at Iowa Turkey Products in Postville. She loved spending time with her family and watching her children and grandchildren at sporting events. Pat enjoyed fishing and spending time on the river. She also enjoyed watching Little House on the Prairie, Westerns, playing solitaire on the computer and reading.

Pat had a selfless nature and always had time to help others in their time of need. She was a very hard worker and her family considered her as “Old School” tough. Pat was past president of the Eagles Auxiliary in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and was involved with the Ding-a-ling’s.

She is survived by her children, Jaci (Craig) Burns of Luana, Iowa, Brad (Marcie) Porterfield of Manly, Iowa and Becky (Joe) Barlow of Clear Lake; two step-children, Susan (John) Kostman of Mt. Vernon, Iowa and  Dennis (Karla) Niemann of Yulm, Washington; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine (Jim) Rima of Oquawka, Illinois and Karen Meyer of Postville, Iowa; and one brother, Dennis (Jane) Meyer of Waukon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darwin; son, Joey; step-daughter, Darla Niemann; grandchild, Christopher Thompson; and sisters Kathleen (Meyer) (Kerr) Scheffert and Nancy (Meyer) (Frieden) Ulrich.

Memorial Services will be at 11:00 am, Saturday May 12, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, Iowa with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. A two hour visitation will be held before services at the church on Saturday.

Inurnment will be at the Postville Cemetery.

The Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville is assisting the family.

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